Former governor embarrassing at Dems’ convention

Posted on September 4, 2012 by

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Ted Strickland (D-OH) delivered a rousing speech tonight that received a good reception but it included exaggeration and misstatements.

One example, “To him, American workers are just numbers on a spreadsheet.”

A blatant exaggeration. Romney no doubt values American workers.

Another, “To him, all profits are created equal, whether made on our shores or off. That’s why companies Romney invested in were dubbed “outsourcing pioneers.” Our nation was built by pioneers—pioneers who accepted untold risks in pursuit of freedom, not by pioneers seeking offshore profits at the expense of American workers here at home…. Mitt Romney is an outsourcing pioneer.”

As PolitiFact reported, “Outsourcing was an established practice by private equity firms to cut costs at companies they invested in. They were more like disciples than pioneers”
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Strickland also said, “Mitt Romney never saw the point of building something when he could profit from tearing it down.”

This is clearly a false statement. Romney’s firm, Bain Capital, built many more companies than it couldn’t save.

We don’t think those who make inaccurate statements earn credibility.

Ted Strickland (D-OH) delivered a rousing speech that received a good reception but it included exaggeration and misstatements.

One example, “To him, American workers are just numbers on a spreadsheet.”

A blatant exaggeration. Romney no doubt values American workers.

Another, “To him, all profits are created equal, whether made on our shores or off. That’s why companies Romney invested in were dubbed “outsourcing pioneers.” Our nation was built by pioneers—pioneers who accepted untold risks in pursuit of freedom, not by pioneers seeking offshore profits at the expense of American workers here at home…. Mitt Romney is an outsourcing pioneer.”

As PolitiFact reported, “Outsourcing was an established practice by private equity firms to cut costs at companies they invested in. They were more like disciples than pioneers”
.

Strickland also said, “Mitt Romney never saw the point of building something when he could profit from tearing it down.”

This is clearly a false statement. Romney’s firm, Bain Capital, built many more companies than it couldn’t save.

We don’t think those who make inaccurate statements earn credibility.